Outdoor apparel brand Berghaus has signed a new distribution deal in Switzerland with Montana Sport AG.

Montana will target the brand, owned by Pentland Group, at specialist climbing and outdoor retailers, a statement said.

Simon Roberts, Berghaus EMEA sales director, said: "Switzerland is at the heart of the Alps and a crucial European market, with very knowledgeable and demanding consumers. It is important that Berghaus has a world class partner there with a deep understanding of the most technical and innovative outdoor products, and excellent relationships with key customers.

"We believe that Montana Sports AG offers us exactly that combination and that together we will establish the brand as a leading player in the market."

Privately owned-Montana is based in Neuendorf and also has showrooms in Zurich and Aigle, and a warehousing operation in Basel.